Holmdel, New Jersey: Father of Radio Astronomy - Jansky Monument

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Crawfords Corner Rd, Holmdel, NJ
On the grounds of the former Bell Labs (now Bellworks). Between the traffic orbital paths east of the main building.
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Jansky Monument.

Father of Radio Astronomy - Jansky Monument

Abstract memorial of researcher Karl Jansky's radio antenna, angled the same as the day in 1932 he detected signal noise emanating from the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/22/2015]

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Father of Radio Astronomy - Jansky Monument

A monument to the 20th century scientist who figured out how to read "noise" from distant galaxies is surrounded by a new form of background noise. Bell Laboratories researcher Karl Jansky's stylized radio antenna sculpture is now flanked by a recently constructed neighborhood of upscale single family homes. This residential development was part of the plan to save the historic Labs campus.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 06/01/2017]

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